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Record details

Type of record:Monument
Name:South milestone, Dunnet Head


Milestone on B855 road.


Milestone south  © David Glass, 2011


HER submission from David Glass for Brough Bay Association  © David Glass, 2011 (File size: 211 KB)
Grid Reference:ND 2107 7440
Map Sheet:ND27SW
Civil Parish:DUNNET
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS

Monument Types

  • MILESTONE (Erected, 19th Century - 1831 AD? to 1831 AD? (circa))
  • BENCH MARK (Established, 19th Century - 1854 AD to 1872 AD (at some time))


  • Condition: Good (undated)
  • Survival: Original Condition (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG55049

Full description

A milestone bearing a cut benchmark and the inscription ‘2 MILES FROM THE LIGHT HOUSE’.
The milestone stands at the side of the road to Dunnet Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1831 and the road was constructed at the same time. The milestone is likely to date from then. It is shown on the 1:10,850 Ordnance Survey map published 1876 (survey 1873).
Information submitted by David Glass for Brough Bay Association. <1>

<1> Glass, D, 05/2011, Information and photographs from David Glass for Brough Bay Association (Text/Record Form). SHG25396.

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